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Supporting Parents in Coping with Diagnoses: Feedback and Beyond

CE Hours 1

About this Workshop

The Supporting Parents in Coping with Diagnoses: Feedback and Beyond training is intended for practitioners interested in developing skills related to delivering clinically sensitive, effective diagnoses and feedback to parents and caregivers. Through this training, trainees will learn key components of parental perspective in receiving autism spectrum disorder diagnoses for their children, learn the essential components of an ASD evaluation feedback session, and be able to identify appropriate research-based supports for families coping with a diagnosis.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe key components of parental perspective in receiving an ASD diagnosis for their child.
  • Describe the essential components of an Autism Spectrum Disorder feedback session.
  • Identify 3 appropriate research-based supports for families coping with a difficult diagnosis.

Learning Levels

  • Intermediate

Workshop Instructor(s)

  • Dr. Lake Sweet, Ph.D.

    Dr. Lake Sweet specializes in the assessment and treatment of young children with neurodevelopmental disabilities, parent behavior management training, cognitive behavioral therapy, and school consultation. Dr. Sweet is a trainer at the Sunfield Institute.

    Dr. Sweet completed her doctoral studies in School Psychology at Michigan State University and her clinical internship at Michigan Medicine in Pediatric Psychology. At Michigan Medicine, she received specialized training in Integrated Behavioral Health, Elimination Disorders, and Congenital Heart Center Neurodevelopmental Follow-Up Program clinics, focusing on developmental assessment, intervention, parent behavior management training and cognitive behavioral therapy. Dr. Sweet also holds her master’s degree in Special Education from the University of Colorado, Denver and has experience working as a special education and general education teacher.

Disclosure

DISCLOSURE OF RELEVANT FINANCIAL RELATIONSHIPS CE Learning Systems adheres to the ACCME’s Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Medical Education. Any individuals in a position to control the content of a CE activity ― including faculty, planners, reviewers, or others ― are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities (formerly known as commercial interests). The following relevant financial relationships have been disclosed by this activity’s planners, faculty, and the reviewer: PLANNERS AND REVIEWER The planners of this activity have reported that they have no relevant financial relationships. FACULTY The faculty of this activity have reported that they have no relevant financial relationships.

References

  • Abbott, M., Bernard, P., & Forge, J. (2013). Communicating a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder-a qualitative study of parents’ experiences. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 18(3), 370–382.
  • Anderberg, E., & South, M. (2021). Predicting parent reactions at diagnostic disclosure sessions for autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 1-14.
  • Carlsson, E., Miniscalco, C., Kadesjö, B., & Laakso, K. (2016). Negotiating knowledge: Parents’ experience of the neuropsychiatric diagnostic process for children with autism. International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 51(3), 328–338.
  • Catalano, D., Holloway, L., & Mpofu, E. (2018). Mental health interventions for parent carers of children with autistic spectrum disorder: Practice guidelines from a critical interpretive synthesis (CIS) systematic review. International journal of environmental research and public health, 15(2), 341.
  • Cottrell, D.J. & Summers, K. (1990). Communicating an evolutionary diagnosis of disability to parents. Child: Care, Health and Development, 16, 211-218.
  • Coughlan, B., Duschinsky, R., O'Connor, M. E., & Woolgar, M. (2020). Identifying and managing care for children with autism spectrum disorders in general practice: a systematic review and narrative synthesis. Health & Social Care in the Community, 28(6), 1928-1941.
  • Crane, L., Chester, J. W., Goddard, L., Henry, L. A., & Hill, E. (2016). Experiences of autism diagnosis: a survey of over 1000 parents in the United Kingdom. Autism, 20(2), 153–162.
  • Gaspar de Alba, M.J. & Bodfish, J.W. (2011). Addressing parental concerns at the initial diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 5, 633-639.
  • Hasnat, M.J. & Graves, P. (2000). Disclosure of developmental disability: A study of parent satisfaction and the determinants of satisfaction. Journal of Pediatrics: Child Health, 36, 32-35.
  • Merker, B. M., Hanson, W. E., & Poston, J. M. (2010). National survey of psychologists’ training and practice in breaking bad news: A mixed methods study of the MUM effect. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 17(3), 211–219. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10880-010-9197-0
  • Moh, T.A. & Magiati, I. (in press). Factors associated with parental stress and satisfaction during the process of diagnosis of children with autism spectrum disorders. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders.
  • Myers, L., Karp, S.M., Dietrich, M.S., Looman, W.S., & Lutenbacher, M. (2021). Family-Centered Care: How Close Do We Get When Talking to Parents of Children Undergoing Diagnosis for Autism Spectrum Disorders?. Journal of Autism Developmental Disorders, 51, 3073–3084 . https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-020-04765-0
  • Osborne, L. & Reed, P. (2008). Parent’s perceptions of communication with professionals during the diagnosis of autism. Autism, 12, 309-324.
  • Sharp, M.C., Strauss, R.P., & Lorch, S.C. (1992). Communicating medical bad news: Parents’ experiences and preferences. Journal of Pediatrics, 121, 539-546.
  • Zuckerman, K. E., Sinche, B., Mejia, A., Cobian, M., Becker, T., & Nicolaidis, C. (2014). Latino parents’ perspectives on barriers to autism diagnosis. Academic Pediatrics, 14(3), 301–308.

CE Process Info

Content

  • PRESENTATION SLIDES
    1 parts
    • POWERPOINT SLIDES
  • TRAINING VIDEO
    1 parts
    • SUPPORTING PARENTS IN COPING WITH DIAGNOSES/FEEDBACK & BEYOND VIDEO

CE Approvals

  • American Psychological Association (APA)

    CE Learning Systems, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

  • New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work (NYSEDSW)

    CE Learning Systems SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0060.

  • New York Education Department for Licensed Mental Health Counselors (NYSEDLMHC)

    CE Learning Systems, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0072.

  • New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology (NYSEDPSY)

    CE Learning Systems dba CE-Credit.com & AddictionCounselorCE.com is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0016.

  • New York State Education Department's State Board for Marriage and Family Therapy (NYSEDMFT)

    CE Learning Systems dba CE-Credit.com & AddictionCounselorCE.com is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Marriage and Family Therapy as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0045.

FAQs

  • Course Completion
    To complete the course, review the course objectives, then review the material, and then pass the exam with a score of 70% or greater and lastly complete an evaluation. Your certificate will be available to download immediately when you pass the course exam and complete the evaluation.
  • CELS Grievance
    If a grievance arises pertaining to continuing education activities or processes, please contact Tyler Gibson via confidential email to tyler@celearningsystems.com as soon as possible, so that the nature of the concern may be addressed in a timely fashion.
  • Disability Accomodations
    ADA accommodations will be made in accordance with the law; please indicate your special needs prior to registering for the course by sending an email to support@ce-go.com or by calling us at 888 498 5578.
  • Target Audience
    This educational activity is intended for behavioral health professionals, including Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors, and MFT's.
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  • Publication Date
    Feb 25th, 2024

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